Chronicling the Golden Age of Astronomy: A History of Visual Observing from Harriot to Moore
by Neil English
(665 pages, $219.99, hardcover)
reviewed by Guillermo Gonzalez
When I was asked to review Neil English's new book on the history of visual telescopic observations, I jumped at the opportunity. Before I became a professional astronomer, I spent many nights (and some days) observing the heavens with my 8-inch f/7 Newtonian reflector in my homemade, backyard, roll-off-roof observatory . . .